KLH FURTHER FLEXES ITS MUSCLES, LAUNCHES MAXWELL MONITOR ONE IN-ROOM LOUDSPEAKERS
Boasting a new industrial design with exotic high-gloss finishes like Figured Koa, Cocobolo and Ferrari red, and utilizing premium components and concentric drivers, these powerful and nuanced $999 per pair 2-way monitors rival competitors designs twice the price.
Noblesville, IN – September 11, 2019 – KLH, arguably one of the most successful and fastest comebacks of any consumer audio brand -- as evidenced by the multiple awards and “Recommended Choice” designations its 2-channel and home theater loudspeakers and headphones have received these past 12-months since the company’s relaunch, along with the strong retail and distribution partnerships established around the world -- is about to upset the apple cart even more with the launch of its Maxwell Monitor One concentric 2-way speakers.
The Maxwell Monitor One are compact monitors designed to sit atop a bookshelf or stand mount. A step-up from the brand’s acclaimed Albany 2-way bookshelf, they are as much a visual statement as they are a high-performance package intended to satisfy audiophiles. With this project, KLH’s product development of ex-Klipsch and industry veterans including that of KLH CEO David P. Kelley, CTO Steven Howell and VP of Engineering Kerry Geist, essentially went full bore.
The first thing people will notice is how beautiful the speakers are, boasting a contemporary new industrial design from this recently reinvigorated brand. This includes a machined aluminum CNC baffle complemented by exotic, ultra-luxurious high-gloss finishes including Ferrari red (painted) and either of Figured Koa or Cocobolo veneers, all concourse-grade and hand-finished.
A first for KLH, the Maxwell Monitor One incorporates a concentric design, i.e. its tweeter is mounted directly into the center space of the voice coil of the mid/bass driver. This, along with use of premium internal components and fine attention paid to crossover points, top grade parts, and voicing, results in a balanced and nuanced sound with a very wide 140-degree dispersion, making the entire room the sweet spot. (KLH is employing this same approach in its Maxwell In-Ceiling speakers which come to market this month. Both versions utilize a 1-inch silk dome tweeter and 6.5-inch Kevlar/fiberglass laminated cone, with a robust edge-wound voice coil.)
“The Maxwell Monitor One, just like this past year’s awarding-winning line products, are built upon the same principle that original KLH co-founder Henry Kloss demonstrated time-and-time again, that is to deliver to the masses innovative, great sounding music systems that represent tremendous values,” says Kelley. “The Maxwell Monitor One are passionately designed and manufactured to be the best-looking and best-sounding of their type in the sub-$2,000 price category, a timeless design that will be cherished and passed on to future generations much like we still see with Henry’s iconic speakers such as the KLH Model Five.”
Maxwell Monitor One Specs
-Frequency Response 35Hz-20KHz ± 3dB
-Sensitivity90dB @ 2.83V @ 1 meter
-Power Handling, recommend 50 Watts, 150 watts max
-Max Impedance 8 Ohms
-Crossover type and point 18dB @ 2.2KHz
-Dimensions H 11 3/4” X W 7 7/8” X D 10”
-Weight 15 lbs.
The Maxwell Monitor One are backed by a 10-year warranty. MSRP is set at $999 per pair. For information on how to buy visit www.klhaudio.com. For UK visit www.klhaudio.eu.
Since entering the market in September 2018, KLH’s bookshelf and floor standing speakers and headphones have garnered 3 “TOP CHOICE” awards from AVSForum, 2 "Stellar Sound” awards from Everything Audio Network including “Tower of the Year”, 2 “HiFi Choice” awards from HiFi Choice in the UK and 2 “Reviewer’s Choice” awards from Soundstage Global.
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Originally founded in 1957 as KLH Research and Development Corporation in Cambridge, Massachusetts by Henry Kloss, Malcolm S. Low, and Josef Anton Hofmann, KLH developed some of the biggest innovations in audio, most notably the Model Eight high-selectivity radio; Model Nine full-range electrostatic loudspeaker; Model Forty tape recorder, and Model Eleven portable phonograph with stereo speakers. In 2017, the brand was acquired by David P. Kelley, formerly President of Global Sales and board member for Klipsch. As president and CEO of KLH, Kelley has taken KLH back to its roots, to Henry Kloss’s original mission, to build world-class loudspeakers and radios at affordable prices beginning with a robust line of bookshelf and floor home theater speakers, as well as updated versions of the iconic Model Nine and Model Eight.
KLH, 984 Logan Street, #301, Noblesville, Indiana, 46060 / phone: 833-KLH-TEAM / www.klhaudio.com